Director: Alanis Obomsawin Run Time: 58min Genre(s): Documentary
In this first feature from legendary documentarian Alanis Obomsawin, she examines the role of motherhood in Indigenous society and how it has developed in the modern era. In examining the lives of women from birth to old age and all maturing in between, Obomsawin gives an intimate view into the customs, cultures and oral traditions that define these matriarchal societies. Filled with compelling emotional moments, this documentary is a powerful and moving experience.
As the first feature length documentary by an Indigenous woman, Mother of Many Children represents a turning point in Indigenous film, as well as beginning the career of one of Canada’s most important and iconic filmmakers.
Venue: VIFF Vancity Theatre
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: English
Guest(s): Alanis Obomsawin
This screening is part of a spotlight on the work of legendary Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. The series will include:
10:15 AM - 3 Shorts Films by Alanis Obomsawin:
Christmas at Moose Factory
When All the Leaves Are Gone
2:00 PM - Mother Of Many Children
6:00 PM - Hi-Ho Mistahey & Richard Cardinal: Cry From A Diary Of A Metis Child
Reserve your free tickets online.
Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host.
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3M7
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